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Condensed Consolidating Statements of Cash Flows (Details)

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Condensed Consolidating Statements of Cash Flows (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
1 Months Ended 8 Months Ended 9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Aug. 31, 2019
Sep. 30, 2018
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Operating activities:            
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 13,170 $ 115,615 $ 74,458 $ 104,503 $ 150,204 $ 190,527
Investing activities:            
Capital expenditures (1,123) (7,100) (11,513) (14,903) (14,393) (9,178)
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired (8,012) (83,814) (111,531) (140,450) (142,909) (201,381)
Net cash used in investing activities (9,135) (90,914) (123,044) (155,353) (157,302) (210,559)
Financing activities:            
Proceeds from long-term debt 5,000 253,100 218,950 248,800 187,950 1,280,700
Payments on long-term debt (5,000) (379,666) (136,600) (184,100) (175,250) (1,238,059)
Payments of financing costs 0 (7,404) (5,015) (9,682) 0 (16,946)
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation 0 (18) (83) (93) (477) (121)
Dividend to Ascent Capital       (5,000) (5,000) (5,000)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities 0 (2,438) 72,252 49,925 7,223 20,574
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 4,035 22,263 23,666 (925) 125 542
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 24,640 2,377 3,302 3,302 3,177 2,635
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 28,675 24,640 26,968 2,377 3,302 3,177
Eliminations            
Operating activities:            
Net cash provided by operating activities       0 0 0
Investing activities:            
Capital expenditures       0 0 0
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired       0 0 0
Net cash used in investing activities       0 0 0
Financing activities:            
Proceeds from long-term debt       0 0 0
Payments on long-term debt       0 0 0
Payments of financing costs       0   0
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation       0 0 0
Dividend to Ascent Capital       0 0 0
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities       0 0 0
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash       0 0 0
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   0 0 0 0 0
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period       0 0 0
Parent Issuer            
Operating activities:            
Net cash provided by operating activities       102,569 147,350 181,384
Investing activities:            
Capital expenditures       (14,327) (13,213) (7,997)
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired       (138,986) (140,394) (193,790)
Net cash used in investing activities       (153,313) (153,607) (201,787)
Financing activities:            
Proceeds from long-term debt       248,800 187,950 1,280,700
Payments on long-term debt       (184,100) (175,250) (1,238,059)
Payments of financing costs       (9,682)   (16,946)
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation       (93) (477) (121)
Dividend to Ascent Capital       (5,000) (5,000) (5,000)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities       49,925 7,223 20,574
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash       (819) 966 171
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   1,886 2,705 2,705 1,739 1,568
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period       1,886 2,705 1,739
Subsidiary Guarantors            
Operating activities:            
Net cash provided by operating activities       1,934 2,854 9,143
Investing activities:            
Capital expenditures       (576) (1,180) (1,181)
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired       (1,464) (2,515) (7,591)
Net cash used in investing activities       (2,040) (3,695) (8,772)
Financing activities:            
Proceeds from long-term debt       0 0 0
Payments on long-term debt       0 0 0
Payments of financing costs       0   0
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation       0 0 0
Dividend to Ascent Capital       0 0 0
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities       0 0 0
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash       (106) (841) 371
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   491 597 597 1,438 1,067
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period       491 597 1,438
Non-Guarantors            
Operating activities:            
Net cash provided by operating activities       0 0 0
Investing activities:            
Capital expenditures       0 0 0
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired       0 0 0
Net cash used in investing activities       0 0 0
Financing activities:            
Proceeds from long-term debt       0 0 0
Payments on long-term debt       0 0 0
Payments of financing costs       0   0
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation       0 0 0
Dividend to Ascent Capital       0 0 0
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities       0 0 0
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash       0 0 0
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   $ 0 $ 0 0 0 0
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period       $ 0 $ 0 $ 0